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>> one step closer to europe. hundreds of migrants and refugees board a train taking them are from macedonia to serbia. hello this is al jazeera live from doha. also ahead on the program. north and south korea talk in order to ease tensions. live at the border. thousands of antigovernment protesters clash with riot police, leaving some injured. >> we view an online gallery
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with a difference. hello, macedonian police have allowed thousands to pass through their fence, they spent the night in the border town, ready to board at the crack of down on route to serbia. the small macedonian town saw a number rise trying to cross over into europe. jonah hull has more. >> reporter: 48 hours after macedonia shut its border to refugees the gathering crowd makes a break for it. they didn't come this far to be held back.
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hundreds do get through sprinting across open fields as armed police units fire percussion grenades. this inthis case directly at a mother and her two children. until thursday this was an open invisible border, towards serbia the eu and germany beyond it. now, refugees have no idea why they've been treated this way. >> i'm not terrorist, this is not terrorists, we are humans, where is humanity, they are families. we don't need carlos, let us cross, i want to cross to germany. >> among some those who have
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been sent back to macedonia. >> you say the police in macedonia were hitting you? >> can see, can see. can see. okay? can see. see here? >> this is police. >> reporter: and this is the police in macedonia? >> yes. >> the same mother and her daughters are trapped and terrified. >> what has happened to you? tell us? >> you can't believe. >> reporter: your family got across and you are stuck here? she begs to be allowed to cross. we have just heard the sound of small arms fire going up above the heads of these people hidden in bushes alongside a field trying to get into macedonia. they have taken staggering terrific get this far. they passed multiple borders on
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foot. they didn't expect to be met with violence by police. so far, europe has shown its complete inability to deal with this mass of individuals. it's clear the police couldn't stop them so they stopped trying. >> well, jonah hull joins us life from domini. days being stranded on that so-called no man's land, but it seems still many are trapped there. >> reporter: as you can probably just see, this is now a working railway line once again, freight and cargo passing along it. once again an open route for refugees arriving relentlessly
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from the islands of greece in the south, being ferried in shuttles daily to the athens port of pereus. by foot by bus, at this point, more people are arriving all the time. they are being controlled by macedonian police, who check their belongings, check their bags. they are allowed in a few at a time, this route leads deeper into the heart of the european union, open after two days of high drama. >> contrast the scene from yesterday, the stun grenades and the tear gas and the injuries and so on. it does seem that things have called down there for now. -- called down there fo calmed n
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there. >> at the moment there are heavy diggers at work essentially, clearing the ground aside these railroad tracks, over a number of two, three four acres, covered with human waste, abandoned clothing children's toys everywhere you look, empty bottles of water, as if to wipe away the memory of what has happened in the last couple of days. as i say the moment it's calm, certainly there is a free flow of movement here as the macedonian police allow small groups through. all the way down the railway track there are lines and lines and lines of refugees making their way to this point and there is absolutely no point hasim in the bigger picture, this flow this influx of people is going to stop or even slow down any time soon.
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>> indeed, jonah hull live for us on the greek border with macedonia. senior officials from north and south korea have resumed talks, in order to ease tensions there. lasted for ten hours at the border village of pan moon jam, some prepared for the worst. >> i feel a little bit worried because the tension between south and north korea remains, i hope the situation goes down soon so the people can go back to normal. i thidz this coul think this cor the south and the north to cooperate. >> i feel very nervous, we're storing extra food including
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instant noodles. i hope the two koreas can build a stable relationship. >> harry fawcett is on the bridge close to south korea' sos border with the north. south korea says there's significant military activity north of the border. >> that's right, there's obviously a briefing by the south african government, background briefing. 50 of north korea's 70 or something submarines are not being detected by south korea's equipment, they have upgraded their detection equipment. and the number of artillery pieces on the north side of the border have doubled since these
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talks got underway. whether the north koreans are showing a show of force, or something else might be afoot we don't know but certainly the south koreans are saying they're seeing increased military activity north of the border. >> good sign that more talks are taking place but any word on those talks making any progress? >> still no details from the talks beyond the fact that we've now been -- had it confirmed to us that at 3:30 was the time the second rounds of talks got underway, half an hour later than was scheduled. the first round of talks took nearly ten hours, around 4:15 south korean time. very close links to kim jong-un, equally well connected leading
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the south korean delegation. there is opportunity for real substantive talks to take place. the south koreans say they will continue to broadcast these propaganda messages unless north korea admits they were responsibility for the death of soldiers in the demilitarized zone. they were at one point of course threatening to attack them with artillery so very divergent positions, difficult to see a way they could -- if they stick to those positions by resolution. there. >> harry fawcett fest joining us near south korean border. riot police downtown beirut, that follows a month of unrest sparked by a waste management
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crisis. richard thoms has more. >> these were in fact the biggest crisis since the conflict began. what they say is a dysfunctional government. >> we are against the sectarianism of the lebanese government, stole from the people's pockets forcing our youth to emigrate. we have no electricity and no water. >> it wasn't long before the protests became a standoff. riot police fired tear gas an rubber bullets to stave off the crowds. dozens of police and civilians were wounded. closure of lebanon's biggest landfill site.
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the summer heat made the fumes and the smells even worse. but it's the stench of political corruption which is now driving this growing protest movement. there is still no lasting solution to the waste management are crisis, the gort is facing much bigger problems. richard tonsett, al jazeera. >> when we come back acknowledge high level talks between india and pakistan falter. plus chir chrl hillary clinn
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>> hello again, you're watching al jazeera. a reminder of the top stories. senior officials from north and south korea have resumed talks. both countries have been locked in a war of words since trading artillery fire on wednesday. 18th government protesters fought with riot police, worst conflict in a month long incident facing a waste disposal crisis. trying to cross macedonian territory on their way to europe. andrew simmons who is on the
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macedonian side of greece. beginning that journey further into urine many have managed to get through. >> reporter: that's right. there's a really mixed up policy here by the macedonian government effectively. one moment confrontation then some sort of appeasement and over saturday night some 1500 migrants and refugees crossed the border without papers. you'll see behind me one bus of about 50 being used to drive them up north to the serbian border. the government is trying to it would appear restrict the numbers getting in and getting them straight out to serbia. from there they go on to hungary and into the european states such as germany france and so on. it's an appalling situation for these migrants and refugees.
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the major of them are syrian. they're confused, don't know where to go. they're being channeled into a railway station, has been throughout this crisis a focal point. one train has left very early morning but there are still hundreds of people lining the platform in absolutely appalling conditions. >> and andrew have you seen any indication that people are continuing to stream through from the macedonian side? that seems to be the indication at this point. >> reporter: it's unclear what the policy will be on sunday. on saturday there was confrontation. there had been tear gas, there had been batten rounds fired to stop the influx coming across the border then that was pulled back and overnight in the evening and overnight into
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sunday morning 1500 refugees and migrants cross. now what appears happening is the macedonian government which doesn't announce much it has to be said, not only are the refugees and migrants confused but people right across the country are confused. what we are told is that a camp is being set up by the macedonian government on the border. this will be effectively a transit camp where people will be settled, bussed and put on trains out of this border town to the serbian border. what they want to stop it would appear is migrants and refugees settling in the poor small country. but it doesn't answer any of the difficult issues that syrians, iraqis have right now, where the next day is going to go.
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their safety and their health is at stake. it is a an appalling situation. >> andrew simmons reporting from macedonia. talks, between india and pakistan have collapsed. pakistan says it won't accept india's preconditions. it won't recognize the kashmir region but they want to only focus on terrorism. liddy dutt is standing by in new delhi for us. let's turn to kamal hyder. what it is they should be talking about particularly on this sensitive issue of the
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region of kashmir. >> reporter: absolutely. what the pakistanis are saying is they examined and detailed the press conference from the indian external affairs minister and the conclusion they came to was that these talks would serve no purpose because the indians are putting unilaterally according to pakistan conditions and the conditions are unacceptable because in the past the pakistani leadership has been meeting the kashmiri leaders as well. something india is opposed to. pakistan wants an array of subjects, discussed, not against discussing terror but just making it terror-specific is something that is unacceptable to pakistan. even though pakistan says the
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dialogue, they are hopeful that indians will come back with modalities and will get things straight underred out at some point. >> thank you kamal. so liddy dutt. >> certainly from the indian government's perspective as we have been hearing for the number of days, one of the situations is the issue of cross border terrorism which the foreign minister has said did raise in her press conference. she did say as the papers are leading with this morning, if there is to be talks that will take place it will only be on terror. keeping in mind that this comes against the backdrop of an attack in punjab in the last month as well as allegations by india that there are fighters continually coming across from pakistan and india-administered
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kashmir. that is where india stands. the disputed kashmir should they play a part in the talks? if there are talks, certainly the disputed region has to be a part of it. we are still waiting for more analysis and commentary, we'll hear more on just what the indian government thinks is the way forward on these talks given they've stalled and perhaps the momentum has been repealed following the discussions between the prime minister narendra modi in july. >> apologizapologies for the len perfect sound quality. 600,000 have been affected by the heavy rains, houses and crops have been submerged and locals are having to wade through high water levels to get
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about. some villagers have been rescued but hundreds of others have been stranded as boats are in short supply. britain and iran are about to reopen embassies in each other's countries. in a little over an hour. the compound was closed after it was tomorrow by protesters in 2011. the nations have improved since world powers struck a nuclear deal with iran in july. at least 14 members of one of el salvador's most notorious street gangs have been killed in prison. the violence happened in the city of kazaltapek. state of emergency was declared for 14 hours, after fights broke out between the members of two
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gangs called barrio 18. rallies against planned parenthood were planned, videos showing members of planned parenthood negotiating prices for portion he of aborted fetal tissue. now in a race for the u.s. democratic party's presidential nomination. former secretary of state hillary clinton is suffering from reports of a criminal investigation into her private e-mail accounts. that's helping clinton's only serious rival bernie sanders. tom ackerman reports. >> thousands hear self described
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socialist bernie sanders describes his most popular themes. >> this campaign is sending a message to the most powerful people in this country, to the billionaire class. and what we are saying to them is: you're no longer going to be able to get it all. it is not a radical idea, it is an american idea. that if somebody works 40 hours a week, that person should not be living in poverty. >> the 73-year-old senator from vermont wins praise from his supporters for qualitie qualitig in the democratic front runner. >> where bernie sanders is getting his support from the people he claims to represent. >> sanders has been steadily narrowing the gap with clinton,
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in some areas ranking evenly with her. his big challenge especially in states like south carolina is to attract more blacks and hispanics, the party's base here. more government funded jobs. sanders promises to protect black voting rights from republicans they see touching on them. >> i agree wholeheartedly he will steal a whole bunch votes from hillary. >> what sanders will do is confront hillary head on. >> certainly i will engage but not in personal attacks and character assassination. that i will not do. >> sanders has approached them with forthright concerns. >> to me that's a good sign because he could have brushed the question off which some people do.
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>> reporter: the first primary voting is still five months away. time enough for sanders to make clinton's nomination once recordedas inevitable increasingly less assured. tom ackerman, al jazeera, south carolina. >> digitally art is nothing new. it's been around since the computer. but the way it's been showcased. kristin saloomey has the story. >> i create 3d site specific installations. >> reporter: unlike other art galleries that are connected to a physical space, panther only exists in the digital world. in trcial galleries the emphasis is on post-internet art, beyond
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the novelty of the web to create gallery worthy work. ben davis says the gallery that replicates the physical one is a new and innovative concept. >> you can see crazy things, crazy graphics. what is it that an artist can do, bring to the mix? i don't know that that's a totally resolved question. >> most art is meant to be viewed in person not on a desktop. panther modern looks like it could exist in the real world but this art couldn't. work combines traditional landscape photography with digital iedges. >> these are meant to replicate our reality but go beyond that so you can lose the sort of
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rules and laws of our physical world. you can go to town. >> encouraging artists to create work that cannot exist in the real world, was one of her goals. she can only be reached on. >> i am in the virtual space. >> kristin saloomey, al jazeera, new york. >> a pilot that crashed in a air show in southern england is in critical condition. the plane was carrying out an aerial loop when it crashed on a busy road. a prim yant fire ball could be seen e emanating from the scene.
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